Holiday Guide for Kenya in 2023

Kenya 2023
Kenya
2023

Kenya information

Population: 53.77m
Capital: Nairobi
Calling Code: (254)
Time Zone: +3 UTC
Currency: Kenyan shilling
Language: English

List of National Holidays in Kenya in 2023

New Year's Day


New Year's Day

Kenya: New Year's Day is a public holiday in all countries that observe the Gregorian calendar, with the exception of Israel

New Year's Day (in lieu)

 Long Weekend! 
New Year's Day (in lieu)

Kenya: As New Year's Day falls on a Sunday in 2023, the following Monday will be a public holiday.

Good Friday

 Long Weekend! 
Good Friday

Kenya: Good Friday occurs on the Friday before Easter. The day commemorates the Crucifixion of Jesus.

Easter Monday

 Long Weekend! 
Easter Monday

Kenya: Easter is probably the most important holiday of the Christian year, celebrating the Resurrection of Jesus

Idd-ul-Fitr

 Long Weekend! 
Idd-ul-Fitr

Kenya: The festival of Idd-ul-Fitr, the Festival of Fast breaking, marks the end of Ramadan

Labour Day

 Long Weekend! 
Labour Day

Kenya: This holiday is most commonly associated as a commemoration of the achievements of the labour movement

Madaraka Day


Madaraka Day

Kenya: Commemorates the day that Kenya attained internal self-rule in 1963

Idd-ul-Azha


Idd-ul-Azha

Kenya: Commemorates the Prophet Abrahams willingness to sacrifice everything for God

Utamaduni Day


Utamaduni Day

Kenya: A day set aside to celebrate the country’s rich cultural diversity and heritage.

Mashujaa Day

 Long Weekend! 
Mashujaa Day

Kenya: October 20th honours all those who contributed towards the struggle for independence

National Tree Growing Day

 Long Weekend! 
National Tree Growing Day

Kenya: A special holiday, during which the public will be expected to plant trees as part of the national efforts to save Kenya from the devastating effects of Climate Change.

Jamhuri Day


Jamhuri Day

Kenya: Marks the date of Kenya's establishment as a republic on December 12th 1964

Christmas Day

 Long Weekend! 
Christmas Day

Kenya: Christmas celebrates the Nativity of Jesus which according to tradition took place on December 25th 1 BC

Boxing Day


Boxing Day

Kenya: The second day of Christmas is known as Boxing Day or St. Stephens Day. St Stephen was the first Christian martyr.

Notes

  • Holidays falling on Sunday are observed the following Monday
  • * public holidays for all persons belonging to the Islamic faith.
  • ** public holidays for all persons belonging to the Hindu faith.